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Offline LauraGigs

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #710 on: February 25, 2008, 02:27:53 am »
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I wonder, though, if they changed the dates of deaths -- from calendar year 2007 to Jan 31, 2007 to Feb. 1, 2008, or whatever it was -- so they could include Heath while he was still fresh in everyone's minds.

I think they did, totally.  The moment they showed those dates up on screen, you knew you were going to see Heath.

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #711 on: February 25, 2008, 02:34:09 am »
Laura, Katherine, can you describe what they showed about Heath? For us Europeans, living under a rock still?  ;)

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #712 on: February 25, 2008, 02:43:30 am »
Laura, Katherine, can you describe what they showed about Heath? For us Europeans, living under a rock still?  ;)

You beat me too it Chrissi.  ;)

The Oscars was an 30 seconds item on the radio news this morning. Hollywood is a looooong way away.
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #713 on: February 25, 2008, 03:38:26 am »
You beat me too it Chrissi.  ;)

The Oscars was an 30 seconds item on the radio news this morning. Hollywood is a looooong way away.

Fabienne, our BM buds talked at length and live about the Oscars in this thread:

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,17660.0.html

Interesting in regard to Heath are mostly pages 4 and 5. Here's what they showed of Heath:

it was two shots of him up against Aguirre's trailer from the beginning of the movie, one with head down, other head up, but looking sideways (avoiding getting caught looking at jack)

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #714 on: February 25, 2008, 04:42:55 am »
I can't believe that was all! WTF.

The Academy strikes again.  >:(

I'm glad I wasn't watching.


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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #715 on: February 25, 2008, 08:24:32 am »
I can't believe that was all! WTF.

The Academy strikes again.  >:(

I'm glad I wasn't watching.


I've refused to watch the Oscars ever since THAT ceremony two years ago. I'll NEVER forgive them for what they did.  >:(   :'(
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #716 on: February 25, 2008, 09:13:07 am »
I've refused to watch the Oscars ever since THAT ceremony two years ago. I'll NEVER forgive them for what they did.  >:(   :'(

Me too, Kerry, I have lost complete and utter interest in the whole thing. I used to actually be up all night listening to the radio, now I couldn't care less. The Academy made a complete fool of itself two years ago and they will never be able to make up for it now.




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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #717 on: February 25, 2008, 11:34:57 am »
I never was able to boycott the Oscars, even after the debacle two years ago. I just enjoy watching them way too much. The thing is, you just can't take them seriously or invest any importance in who wins or loses the awards -- or even who does or doesn't get nominated.

I watch them for the fashions and hairstyles and for Jon Stewart's jokes and for the celebrity spotting. I could do without the boring overproduced musical numbers and the stilted presenters' jokes and the way the unfamous people tend to get cut off and rushed through their acceptance speeches.

At the end, it's always a letdown because inevitably some movies and people you believe deserved awards don't get them. But by next year at this time, it will be almost impossible to remember who won what, anyway.

The Heath tribute's brevity was disappointing, but I can sympathize with the dilemma the producers faced. Much of the tragedy of Heath's death -- to non Brokies, anyway -- lay in his youth and potential and the avoidability of his fate. Outside of his masterpiece, BBM, most of Heath's movies are either sort of lightweight or fairly obscure. It's hard to know how to play that against those who have had longer careers, full of accomplishments, like Ingmar Bergman, or even who had notable positions in the Academy, like Jack Valenti. They did the best they could, considering they only had $24 in a coffee can.






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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #718 on: February 25, 2008, 03:50:03 pm »
The Heath tribute's brevity was disappointing, but I can sympathize with the dilemma the producers faced. Much of the tragedy of Heath's death -- to non Brokies, anyway -- lay in his youth and potential and the avoidability of his fate. Outside of his masterpiece, BBM, most of Heath's movies are either sort of lightweight or fairly obscure. It's hard to know how to play that against those who have had longer careers, full of accomplishments, like Ingmar Bergman, or even who had notable positions in the Academy, like Jack Valenti. They did the best they could, considering they only had $24 in a coffee can.

I did my own nice long Oscar Night tribute last night. I watched Brokeback.
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #719 on: February 25, 2008, 04:03:41 pm »
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